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Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6750 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 257
Irving, TX

Dr. Michael Green is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX, Irving, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Green has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic splenectomy, gastric (stomach) ulcer, and morbid obesity. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Green is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, HealthTexas Provider Network, and Texas Health Dallas. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lam Duy Le, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4340 Josey Lane; Suite 204
Carrollton, TX

Dr. Lam Le's area of specialization is general surgery. His clinical interests include gallbladder problems, thyroid surgery, and hiatal hernia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Le studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Adrenal Disorders, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis D Veninga, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX

Dr. Frank Veninga sees patients in Carrollton, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, incisional hernia, and post bariatric surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Veninga attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Veninga average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , incisional hernia, inguinal hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Heartburn, Appendectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

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What is a Hernia?

A hernia happens when tissue from inside the body pushes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles, coming through to the front of the body under the skin. Hernias happen most often in the groin area. Some hernias are extremely painful, and some feel numb or do not hurt at all. While most hernias are not an emergency, all hernias require surgery to move the tissue back into the correct place and reinforce the muscle wall.

Hernia surgery can be performed as open surgery, where an incision is made directly over the hernia, or laparoscopically, where several small incisions are made and the surgery is performed using very small tools and cameras in thin flexible tubes. The surgeon simply places the herniated tissue back into place and closes up the muscle. Small hernias may be only sutured or stapled closed, while larger hernias may be reinforced with mesh to prevent future hernias. A hernia surgery is called herniorraphy and a hernia surgery with implanted mesh is called hernioplasty.

Unless a hernia is very large or there are surgical complications, most patients go home from the hospital the same day as their surgery. You will be given specific instructions on how to care for your surgical wound by your medical team. In general, it takes a few days to be back on your feet and two to three weeks to fully recover from hernia surgery. After hernia surgery, it is important to drink lots of water and eat high fiber foods to prevent straining during bowel movements, which may cause pain and pressure at the hernia site. It’s also important to refrain from heavy lifting for several weeks in order to protect the abdominal muscles until they fully heal.
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